LEARNING FOR LIFE

"... learn from Me. ...

The words that I speak to you are spirit,

and they are life."

(Jesus Christ)

 

"To understand where we are in today's world -- in our intellectual ideas and in our cultural and political lives -- we must trace three lines in history, namely, the philosophic, the scientific, and the religious."

(Francis Schaeffer) 

 

"Belief is not merely an agreement with facts in the head; it is also an appetite for God in the heart, which fastens on Jesus for satisfaction."

(John Piper) 

 

Welcome to the Dunedin Christian Study Centre webpage

About the Centre

Founded in 1991, the Dunedin Christian Study Centre is a non-denominational, non-profit, Christian resource and learning centre in the heart of Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand.

The Study Centre:

  • maintains a substantial lending library of books and audio/video resources for individual or group study
  • runs adult education courses and open meetings 
  • provides access to other teaching resources through this webpage

Meetings & Courses

The Study Centre holds open mid-week meetings as well as offering courses during the week and conference / seminars on occassions.  Video teaching resources by internationally noted teachers and authors are often used in our courses.  Examples of some of our courses appear below after the LINKS 

LINKS

(The recommendation of a link does not necessarily endorse all that is on that site)

Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity  One of the finest sites on the web addressing some of the difficult questions and controversial issues of our time.

Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation   & Peacemaker Ministries - A wealth of resources for counselling and helping in a world that is out of joint.

The Da Vinci Code  Who is the real Jesus?  Why does it matter?

Desiring God   Audio messages and extensive range of sermons and books on-line by Dr John Piper (free to download).

Evangelical Library (London) The Study Centre works in co-operation with the Dunedin Evangelical Library. 

Evangelical Movement of Wales  Audio messages on-line (free to download).

FPC Sermons  Audio  messages on-line from the ministry of noted Scottish pastor, theologian and author, Sinclair Ferguson.

Truth for Life (Alistair Begg)   Audio and video messages on-line (free to download).

Martyn Lloyd-Jones Recordings Trust   Audio messages on-line (free to down load) of the man who has been called "one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century in the English speaking world."  

Ligonier Ministries (Renewing Your Mind With R.C. Sproul)   Audio / video messages online from the noted Christian apologist.

The Shelter - selected quotations from the writings of Dr Francis Schaeffer, founder, with his wife Edith, of the L'Abri Communities. 

Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet  Website of Dr Peter Jones, former close friend of John Lennon.

The Biblical Creation Society  A Britannica award-winning site.  Perhaps the most comprehensive site on the web looking at Creation, Evolution and Intelligent Design. 

John Blanchard  Evangelist and author of many books, including the award-winning 'Does God Believe in Atheists?'

William Tyndale & the History of the English Bible  A fascinating site for those who want to delve into the history of the English Bible and the issues and figures involved in the Reformation period. 

Free Bible Software

2017 Courses (many of the resources below are available for loan)
A variety of courses are being offered during 2017.  Those appearing below are examples of some we have held in the past, some of which are planned to be available, God willing in 2017.
1.  How Should We Then Live? The rise and decline of Western thought and culture from the Greek and Roman age to the present (5 hour video, documentary series by the late Dr Francis Schaeffer of L'Abri Fellowship - see link above)
2.  The Journey Home - The Pilgrim's Progress
A thrilling 8 x 50 minute series of video addresses by Dr Barry Horner working through John Bunyan's great classic - its message and relevance to the church and individuals today. 
3. Enjoying God : the great obsession.  A 3-part series of addresses on this vitally important subject by noted pastor and author, Dr John Piper.  (see link above to Desiring God Ministries for more information about Dr Piper)
4.  The Majesty of Christ : by Dr R.C. Sproul (see link to Ligonier Ministries above)
5. Christian Basics : a four lecture series on the Apostle Paul's Letter to the Philippians, by Professor Don Carson.
6. The Cross of Christ : four studies by Dr JI Packer and Dr Eric Alexander
7.  Faithful God : four studies on one of the book of Ruth, one of the most beautiful books of the Bible, by Professor Sinclair Ferguson
8. Loneliness : It can be a wilderness.  It can be a pathway to God.  A short series by noted author and speaker, Elisabeth Eliot
9. War of Words : Getting to the heart of your communication struggles, by Paul Tripp of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (6 hours).  See link above. 
10. Let us Pray : 3 addresses by Dr John Blanchard (see link).  11. Developing Christian Character: Christian discipleship is a lifelong calling following our conversion. It is often difficult. Professor RC Sproul leads us through the difficulties and the practical outworking of the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Please Note:   All of these courses are in video format and will either be held in small group settings or larger, depending on numbers interested.  Courses will only be held if sufficient numbers enrol.

Location: Room 108, King Edward Court, Upper Stuart Street (approx. 5 minutes walk from the Octagon)

Currently Open:  Thursday 10-12

Tel: 4861157  Email: dnchnstc@ihug.co.nz

FURTHER INFORMATION is available at our more indepth website: LEARNING FOR LIFE

If you are in Dunedin we hope you will visit us

Dunedin Christian Study Centre

"that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,

and that believing you may have life in His name"

(The Gospel of John, chapter 20, verse 31)

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October 16, 2018